Stanley Park’s natural habitats are being overtaken by invasive plants. Join me for an enjoyable afternoon of habitat restoration this Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd. I’ve done it in previous years and it’s a heck of a lot of fun!
Be prepared for the weather, to get dirty, and to get physical out in the woods of BC's favourite park. And please invite a friend!
Spencer and Mayor Gregor Robertson working together to help preserve our Park. You should too!
Date: Sunday April 22nd, 1pm-3:30pm
Location: Meet at the SPES Office - 610 Pipeline Road (at the Stanley Park Pavilion)
Contact: Greg at SPES for more information -
604-718-6547 No need to register – just show up!
Please note that events are sometimes cancelled due to bad weather. A message will be left at 604-718-6547 approximately 2 hours before, if the event has been cancelled.
Community Office Open House
We are also very pleased to be celebrate the changing history of the West End at our office open house this year. Featuring rarely seen photographs of the West End! Open House runs Friday May 11th, 5pm-7pm and photographs will also be on display Saturday May 12th, 11am-3pm. I hope you can join me!
Want to know more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter?
On Thursday May 31st, 6pm-8pm our office will welcome experts from the Tenants Resource Advisory Centre (TRAC) to speak about a variety of residential tenancy topics and answer your questions. This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Please call 604-660-7307 or email
Lastly, this past month has been a busy one and we've had a number of victories that I am proud to share with you!
The first is a victory for homelessness prevention through the creation of a Rent Bank. As you may remember my office brought key community leaders together from the Street to Home Foundation, Vancity, the Surrey Rent Bank, the Network of Inner City Community Services, and the City of Vancouver to begin work to found a Vancouver wide Rent Bank.
After much work, on March 28th City Council took the final step and gave their support to our work, and a new Vancouver Rent Bank should be up and running by August!
To witness it come to fruition is rewarding and represents another step forward in keeping Vancouverites in their homes and preventing unnecessary homelessness. Click here to learn more about rent banks
I'm also very proud of the efforts of our NDP Caucus who have stood with community partners and businesses, like Vancouver’s The Rio and Denman Theatre, to call on the Liberal government to amend outdated liquor regulations. This week the Liberal government agreed, and in the case of The Rio, these amendments will save one of Vancouver’s oldest cultural venues. Click here to read the article in the Georgia Straight
There's always lots going on in the West End but I hope that you won't hesitate to contact me with any issues of concern or just to say hello. My door (and email inbox!) is always open!
Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA